PNC Festival of Lights Tips

PNCFOL-FullColor-StackDue to unseasonably warm weather, and the last week of the event, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is expecting significantly increased visitation for PNC Festival of Lights.

We suggest preparing ahead and timing your arrival to before 4pm or after 7pm to avoid highly congested traffic.

In the past, such weather has created backups on the interstates and surrounding roads. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Travel to Africa or Madagascar with the Cincinnati Zoo in 2016!

FREE Travel information sessions offered March 3 and March 10

travelCINCINNATI – (November 30, 2015)  If you have a passion for travel, exotic destinations, or wildlife, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 2016 Travel Series has the perfect adventure for you!  With three unique locations and experiences being offered in 2016, all led by seasoned and knowledgeable Cincinnati Zoo staff, the complimentary Travel Evenings are a great way…

Show Your Cincinnati Pride – Vote for Cincinnati Zoo!

12065924_10153621467590479_5793306968296715080_nCincinnati Zoo needs votes to be #1 in USA Today’s 10Best Zoo Lights

Updated 12/11/15

CINCINNATI – (November 24, 2015) Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s PNC Festival of Lights has been nominated for USA Today’s 2015 10Best Readers’ Choice Award for Best Zoo Lights. Please help us win top honors by voting (once a day until December 21) for Cincinnati Zoo!!
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Cincinnati Zoo Team Leaves Sumatran Rhino Harry Wallowing in the Mud 10,000 Miles Away

Emotional journey and final farewells documented by Zoo videographer.

CINCINNATI (November 19, 2015) – Escorting the last Sumatran rhino in the Western Hemisphere, “Harapan (Harry)” on a 53-hour journey from the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden to the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS) was a huge responsibility and anything but fun, especially for keeper Paul Reinhart who witnessed this rare rhino’s birth in 2007 and cared for him for the past two years in Cincinnati.

Zoo videographer Pat Story documented…

4-Month-Old Takin Reunited with Mom at the Cincinnati Zoo!

Cincinnati, OH (November 17, 2015)— Four-month-old takin “Dale” has been reunited with his mom,Sally,” after being cared for in Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s nursery for the first months of his life. Zoo staff intervened and turned Dale over to nursery keepers when Sally, a first time mom, didn’t pay attention to her newborn.

Videos:  Dale with mom Sally | Dale with Nursery Dog Blakely

The nursery staff took care of feeding Dale, and “Blakely,” the Zoo’s…

Holiday Tradition Continues with 33rd Annual PNC Festival of Lights at Cincinnati Zoo

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CINCINNATI (November 16, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will once again be transformed into a “Wild Wonderland” for the 33rd annual PNC Festival of Lights! In addition to admiring the beauty of more than 2-million LED lights, visitors can watch a Madcap black-light puppet show, visit with Santa, ride the Toyland Express, search for fairies in Fairyland, watch the spectacular Wild Lights show on…

Bonobo Super Group Together at the Cincinnati Zoo

All females and youngsters temporarily in one gregarious group

bonobosCINCINNATI, OH (November 3, 2015) – Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden visitors will have the rare opportunity to witness all of the female bonobos & their babies together in one big group now through November 15.  The super group includes two new females “Lana” and daughter “Kesi,” mothers “Zanga” and “Kimia” and their youngsters “Zeke,” “Clara,” “Kibibi” and baby…

Rhino Harry Arrives Safe and Sound after 53-Hour Journey from Cincinnati Zoo to Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary

Harapan arrival SRS smallCINCINNATI (November 2, 2015) – The rhino formerly known as the last Sumatran rhino in the Western Hemisphere has joined the rest of his kind across the world in Indonesia.  After a 53-hour journey from the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden to the the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS), “Harapan – aka Harry” emerged from his travel crate ready to snack and walk…

Journey has Begun for Cincinnati Zoo’s Harry

Last Sumatran rhino in the Western Hemisphere is on his way to Indonesia

CINCINNATI (October 30, 2015) – After months of preparation to move 1,800-pound “Harapan (Harry),” the only Sumatran rhino outside of South Asia, from the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden to the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS) in Indonesia, he is on his way.

Harry embarked on the 10,253-mile journey from Cincinnati to the island of Sumatra earlier today, along with Zoo veterinarian Dr. Jenny Nollman, keeper…

New Manatee in Tank at Manatee Springs

15th manatee to be sent to Cincinnati Zoo for rehabilitation

CINCINNATI (October 28, 2015) Florida manatee “BamBam” is the newest Manatee Springs resident and the 15th manatee to be sent to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden to be rehabilitated. The two-year-old male was rescued from Desoto Canal in Brevard County, FL, in January 2015, and has been receiving critical care for severe cold stress at SeaWorld Orlando. SeaWorld’s Rescue Team is on call 24/7, 365 days a…